News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in August 2009
Texas Provider Improves Document Management, Cuts Costs
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Methodist Healthcare eliminates hundreds of paper forms, saving millions of dollars and freeing up space.
iPhone App For Diabetes Gets $100,000 Grant
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
The developer, a college student, will use the grant to add Internet data-sharing to his app, which helps diabetics manage their health.
CDC Readies Internet Barrage To Combat Swine Flu
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control uses a range of Internet services, including Twitter, YouTube, and even games, to help spread flu-protection messages.
Broadband Initiative To Link Colorado Hospitals
News  |  8/19/2009  | 
Clinicians in 400 rural healthcare facilities will be able to tap expertise at larger medical centers.
Vanguard Health Joins Dossia Consortium
News  |  8/17/2009  | 
The company, which operates 15 hospitals in four states, will offer its 19,000 employees electronic personal health records.
Web Tool Compares Companies' Health, Other Benefits
News  |  8/12/2009  | 
MetLife's benchmarking tool assesses perks based on industry, geographic region, and other characteristics.
Social Security To Put $24 Million Into EMRs
News  |  8/11/2009  | 
The Social Security Administration plans to make wider use of electronic medical records to process disability applications.
Healthcare Providers Plug Into Facebook, Twitter, YouTube
News  |  8/11/2009  | 
The social media craze is creating new challenges and opportunities for the University of California San Francisco Medical Center and Mayo Clinic.
Doctors Get Better Decision Support Tools
News  |  8/10/2009  | 
Christus Health, a large hospital operator, deploys five clinical support offerings from Elsevier.
Salesforce.com Invests In Cloud-Based EMR Provider
News  |  8/5/2009  | 
Practice Fusion plans to use Salesforce's Force.com cloud infrastructure for personal electronic medical record app it's releasing this fall.
Hospital Chain's Digital Conversion Takes Patience, Time
News  |  8/4/2009  | 
Exempla Healthcare uses launch of e-medical record system to rethink how it stores paper and film records.
Health Information Exchange Planned For D.C.'s Medicaid Patients
News  |  8/3/2009  | 
Data hub will let information follow transient patient population, cut costs and inefficiencies, and improve quality of care
Kentucky Healthcare Provider Preps State's Largest EMR Rollout
News  |  8/3/2009  | 
St. Elizabeth Healthcare's new systems will provide e-medical records to 600,000 patients in Northern Kentucky.


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